Shasta Hills Fire Station
The Shasta Hills Fire Station was the City of Berkeley's first LEED certified building with a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape. All the new plants are low water-using, California native species. To reduce labor costs, plant waste and water use, the design included no lawns and no hedges that require shearing.
EPP Fact Sheet: Traffic Control Products
Contemporary Green: Berkeley, CA
Compact Urban Dwelling: Berkeley, CA
Regulations & Compliance
StopWaste can help Alameda County businesses, non-profits and institutions stay informed about current landfill bans, policies and ordinances related to proper collection and recycling of resources and hazardous wastes. Our goal is to provide links to current information so that you can operate your organization most efficiently.
Some regulations apply within Alameda County, others apply only to operations within certain cities, and some affect all commercial accounts within California.
Services for Businesses and Organizations in Berkeley
The City of Berkeley provides all commercial wet garbage and organics (food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings) collection services. “Dry rubbish” – meaning garbage with NO food or wet items – and commercial recyclables are picked up by city and city approved haulers.
Sustainable Purchasing Collaboration
The following organizations can be great resources for learning what other agencies have done on sustainable purchasing and for potentially collaborating on future opportunities. While there are numerous organizations and/or public agencies implementing sustainable purchasing practices, the list below highlights those with resources on their websites – such as case studies, etc.
Public Agencies with Online Sustainable Purchasing Resources
Sustainable Purchasing Implementation Resources
These sustainable purchasing resources are intended to assist public agencies in developing and implementing sustainable purchasing best practices at their organization. Whether your agency is just getting started or is looking to enhance a mature sustainable purchasing program, there are resources on these pages to assist you. A few things to note about how to use these resources:
Reusable Shopping Bags
COVID-19 Advisory: We understand that during this time people are focused on their health and well-being, and we believe that the use of reusable bags are compatible with those concerns. Click here for an FAQ on reusable bags during COVID-19.
Reusable bags help reduce litter and waste, protect creeks and the Bay, and save money for cities by minimizing litter clean-up costs.